I really don't know anything about paradise villas, but I can speak for The Palms.
They do have a very nice pool, but it is not big enough for laps. There is maid service every day. . .they even do your dishes and laundry. There is everything you should need in the kitchen; microwave, coffee maker, toaster, can and bottle opener, cooking utensils, etc. . .(salt and pepper too. . .). However, I don't recall if there are blenders. But I do know that if you wanted one and there wasn't one in your unit, they would come up with one for you quickly. They are very accomodating! Any other questions about the palms, let me know, I can probably answer most. . .I hope! Happy vacation!